LAVA Laboratory for Visionary Architecture: they made it!!!!!!!!!!!!! the LAVA tigers are in Berlin

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“The giant digital origami tigers fuse ancient lantern making methods with cutting edge design and fabrication technology, bringing tradition and innovation, east and west together. The crouching tigers were designed by multinational architectural practice LAVA with jennifer Kwok , customs house sydney, and are the size of a truck at 2.5 metres high and 7 metres long, yet weigh only 200kgs. Made of fully recyclable materials, aluminium and barrisol, the big cats are brought to life with low energy LED lighting.”

“Stefan Ziegler, WWF Tiger expert said. “The giant origami tigers are a powerful eye catcher. WWF is very pleased that they raise public awareness for tiger conservation. There are only 3,200 tigers left in the wild and we need to act now to save the greatest cat for the future.”

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Judith Braun -Artist -Judith Braun Weinperson art- judithannbraun-art

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Judith Ann Braun, arts. “”Symmetrical Procedures,” begun in 2003, is an ongoing series of drawings constrained by four rules: Abstraction, Bilateral Symmetry, Square Format, and Graphite.

Abstraction keeps the images free to be anything, while the symmetry resolves that fluidity into something, like when liquid energy crystallizes. This metaphor is reflected also in the soft carbon medium I use, which under heat and pressure becomes a diamond. I like to think I’m drawing with diamond dust.

Working within constraints actually prompts infinite possibilities and a self-organizing system of groups and subgroups evolves. Within this confluence of the unintentional and the deliberate, I edit and refine the drawings in search of simple poetic articulations that seem both significant and mysterious. To me.

“Fingerings” are done with fingers dipped in charcoal, sometimes using both hands simultaneously to the extent of arms’ reach. In this way they are gestural inscriptions of my body, developing a vocabulary of mark making with these simple means. “

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